Print Test Check: Before making any changes to the format, click the Print Test Check button (at the bottom of the Setup Check Layout Screen) so you have a baseline of where the fields are. Also, make sure you are in the correct Bank Account. Formatting must be set up for each Bank Account from which you print checks.
You can change the alignment of each field listed on the screen which has an arrow next to it. used to move the field left or right and used to move the fields up and down.
Each single digit moves the field 1/100th of an inch so to move the field up by 1/2" you would add 50 to the current number. To move it down 1/2" you subtract 50 from the current number. To move it left 1/4" you would subtract 25 from the current number and to move it right by 1/4" you would add 25 to the current number.
The arrows only allow you to increment or decrement the number to 50 or to -50, but you may click into the field and enter any number you would like. So, if you need to move it to the right by 3", click into the field and add 300 to the existing number.
In addition to moving fields, you may also choose the Page Layout Options including the Check Format, include/exclude the Check Number, and Print Check Payee.
Once you have finished making the necessary adjustments to the check layout, click on the Save Settings button to save the changes. You can then print a test check on blank paper by clicking on the Print Test Check button and holding it against your check stock to see if there are any other adjustments that need to be made.
If you accidentally made adjustments to the check layout or you simply want to go back to the last time you clicked Save Settings, click on the Cancel button to not save any of the changes that were made since the last time the Save Settings button was clicked.
If you are getting the above error when trying to update your Check Layout, you must mark the Bank Account Box for any Accounts from which you plan to print checks.
Other Getting Started Help Files that may be of interest: